Mark Carreau

Mark Carreau
Space Contributor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting. He has written on U. S. space policy as well as NASA's human and space science initiatives.
Mark was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and Headliners Foundation as well as the Chronicle in 2004 for news coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and its aftermath.
He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University.

Russia Resupply Mission To Space Station Underway 
Russia’s Progress 61 resupply capsule sprinted toward an Oct. 1 rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station following a successful liftoff.
NASA Awards Boeing $1.18B Station Support Contract 
Boeing will continue to provide sustained engineering in support of the International Space Station (ISS) under a $1.18 billion, five-year NASA contract.
NASA Agrees To Major Project Cost, Schedule Reforms 
Top NASA managers are pledging further reforms in managing the cost and schedule of major programs in response to recommendations from the agency’s IG.
NASA Confirms Liquid Water on Mars  4
Finding adds urgency to space agency’s quest to find life on other planets.
Japan Resupply Ship Makes Delayed ISS Departure 
Japan’s fifth automated HTV resupply mission to the International Space Station drew to a temporarily delayed close Sept. 28.
NASA’s JPL To Develop CubeSat Catalog 
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking steps to establish a catalog of prequalified 3U and 6U CubeSat suppliers prepared to furnish their small satellites on a fixed price basis for a range of future missions.
Experts Urge New Focus On Mars Protection Strategies 
Experts want further research to prevent contamination of the red planet’s little-understood “Special Regions” — areas potentially warm and wet enough for Earthly microbes to proliferate.
NASA’s Cassini Finds New Ocean On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus 
Enceladus is home to a global subsurface ocean that sprays plumes of ice from its south pole.
U.S. Space Foundation: Global Space Economy Surging 
The global space economy generated $330 billion in 2014, a 9% surge over the previous year and the biggest leap since 2011, according to the U.S. Space Foundation’s The Space Report.
Cassini Data Reveal Hidden Ocean On Enceladus 
Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus appears to host a global subsurface ocean that fuels geyser-like eruptions from its south pole.
Ultra-High-Def TV Coming To NASA Audiences 
NASA plans to offer the first noncommercial, consumer ultra-high-definition broadcast programming to North American audiences on Nov. 1.
Star-Planet Magnetic Field Study To Seek Habitability Clues 
Scientists expect to develop techniques for assessing the magnetic interactions between stars and their planets as a new factor in determining the habitability of extra solar worlds.
Earthly Implications Of ISS Demonstrations 
Science experiments may help extend the life of satellites, evaluate environmental damage and monitor fallout from nuclear disasters.
Space Station Emerging From Supply Doldrums 
The six-person International Space Station (ISS) is well provisioned into late this year, according to station commander Scott Kelly of NASA and his predecessor, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka.
Ground-based Rover Commanded From Space Station 
Demonstrations underway aboard the International Space Station involving visiting European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen could have far-reaching implications for the roles humans and robots play in the exploration of Mars and other planetary surfaces.

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